The Parx Spring Showdown Main Event started Sunday and continues through Wednesday. The $1,600 buy-in is a re-entry with two starting days, Sunday and Monday. Tuesday is Day 2 and Wednesday is the final table.
The tournament is a $200,000 guarantee and is designated as a World Poker Tour Regional. This is the second time that Parx has held a WPT Regional. The first was during the winter.
Among familiar faces and names in the Day 1A field was poker superstar Matt Glantz, of Lafayette Hill. Other stars from the region were Philadelphia’s Rocco Luciano, Vincent Procopio and Chalie Hook, Lansdale’s Ed Pham, Yardley’s Justin Friedman and Mantua, N.J.’s Trevor Savage. Atlantic City and Parx regular Mike “Little Man” Sicca was also in the field. Also sitting down in the Parx Main Event was “Miami” John Cernuto, the holder of three World Series of Poker bracelets.